Audiences Fall for Valentine's Day

Star-studded flick pulls in $52.4M
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2010 2:35 PM CST
In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., Jessica Alba, right, and Ashton Kutcher are shown in a scene from "Valentine's Day."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Ron Batzdorff, File)
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(Newser) Valentine's Day wooed audiences this weekend, taking in an estimated $52.4 million and grabbing the No. 1 spot. "To have a movie titled Valentine's Day on Valentine's weekend was a no-brainer that absolutely worked," said a box-office analyst. The film is on track to break the Presidents Day weekend record of $52 million set by Ghost Rider over the four-day holiday weekend in 2007. Rounding out the top five:

  1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: $31.1 million
  2. The Wolfman: $30.6 million
  3. Avatar: $22 million
  4. Dear John $15.3 million

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